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sprinkles in howard county. it is moving east. it will be in baltimore within the next hour. let's take a look at the forecast. temperatures in the upper 50's right now. it will be a cool day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we say good morning to sarah, who has some traffic news for us. >> we are starting off with an overnight accident on route 50. all lanes are closed in the westbound direction. the bay bridge south is open. they continued to work to clear the debris on the bridge. things are looking good on the eastbound span. we will keep you posted. back river neck, there is a road balco. speeds are pretty normal around the area. we want to show you the accident
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scene. all lanes are closed. nothing is getting by. castle marina road is where your delay begins. we will let you know when they reopen lanes. can narrows is looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the chair of the anti animal abuse task force is speaking out after the abuse of a puppy. >> this happened on saturday. kerry cavanaugh is live with the details. >> a group of kids went after a dog in full view of people on the carroll park golf course. people intervened but it was too late to save the puppy. witnesses say the perpetrators appeared to be 10 years old.
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the chair of the animal abuse task force said there was extreme abuse. pit bull last week was slashed with a machete. a dog named christy was attacked over easter. >> it is alarming to see juvenile commit these types of crime. becomestion doesn't whose dog will be the next victim? it will be whose grandmother will be the next victim? >> the task force has been in place for about a year. ere a dog was set on fire with gasoline. this comes as animal control is facing severe cutbacks. we'll have more on that coming
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up in the newscast. a group relies heavily on the nation. you can help barcs and visit their web site. we have a link to our website, wbaltv.com. >> a body has been found in baltimore county. it was found in a shallow grave in patapsco state park. his death has been ruled a homicide. police are investigating an apparent drowning in westminster. they pulled a 19-year-old from a pond. he was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital. he was in a boat that overturned. >> it is not clear what caused a
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fire that claimed the lives of three children. fire fighters responded. the children's mother survived. the damage is estimated at $350,000. >> tomorrow is election day in some states. arlen specter is in the fight for his political life. brian moore has more from washington. >> arlen specter is running as a democrat. being a washington insider is not a good thing. >> i have been willing to cross party lines. >> pennsylvania is one of tuesday's four closely watched races. in kentucky, the mainstream
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republican faces the possibility of losing an open senate seat. the state senior senator mitch mcconnell is not supporting paul, but he is not picking a fight with paul's supporters either. tea party wave washed bob bennett out of a job. >> it is the federal government they are mad at. >> lawmakers here in washington may not like what is coming up. republicans hope to gain ground on the hill. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> al qaeda has issued a threat to the united states. this is the website they carry the threat. a cell is threatening more
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attacks if any harm comes to its leader. operations were set to claim a leader. they claimed responsibility of a the chart-bound jet -- the trite-bound jet. . >> things are back to normal at pimlico after the preakness stakes. crews got an early start cleaning the field. it took two and a half hours. attendance was up 23% this year. >> this year was our rages. there were more people this year. -- this year was outrageous. >> it seemed like a good crowd. everyone was having fun. >> officials credit the free
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beer refills for the noticeable increase. for more on the preakness stakes, including photos, log onto our website, wbaltv.com. we want to know what you think about the infield party. >> it turns out that texting is growing in popularity. the amount of data in text messages overtook the amount of voiced data. 90% of households have cell phones. filmmakers are catching on to the trend rolling out more models with full-featured keyboards. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you find yourself texting more than talking on your cell phone? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 56 degrees.
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some scary moments for people when a plane crashes in florida. >> the tragic death of a young child in michigan. >> here is a live look at traffic on 83. traffic on 83.
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>> welcome back. things are pretty quiet in baltimore. we do expect some rain to move in. 62 degrees. the temperatures will hold steady or fall off a little bit. we can see most of the rain is in the western suburbs. a few sprinkles in howard county. it is all moving east. it will move into baltimore within the next hour or so. there should be some light rain around by 8:00 around los 60's for most of the day.
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the rain will remain steady. take an umbrella. you will need it later. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. back to the news desk. >> the weather held for saturday's preakness. residents in oklahoma dealt with hail the size of baseball. it cost three fires. emergency crews responded to at least 25 injuries in the oklahoma city metro area. a detroit police officer is on leave after a girl was inadvertently shot. police said officers were investigating a homicide. one officer reportedly struggled with a female and his gun discharged one round. the girl was pronounced dead at a local hospital. >> 9 people are lucky to be
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alive after a small plane plane crashed into a home in florida. this caused a fire in the attic. the three people on board suffered minor injuries. it is not clear what caused the accident. >> 5:12. still ahead, it is your favorite tv show returning next year? nbc will announce their fall lineup today. >> an overnight accident on the bay bridge has all lanes closed bay bridge has all lanes closed
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> what is going on on the bay bridge? >> there was an overturned vehicle around 1:00 around this morning. all westbound lanes on 50 are still close just past words a route 8. it will take a while to get around it. there are some heavy delays back to castle marina road. we will update you on that in a moment. traveling in esses, there is a road buckle, so watch for that. everything looking good as far as speed sensors. on the north side, nothing
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significant delay wise. let's give you a quick live look at traffic. things are a standstill was down 50 at roooute 8. switching to a live view on the west side, things are flowing smoothly at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's check on the buses and trains. good morning. onwe're looking pretty good the mta systems right now. marc trains are on time. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. the metro subway is also on schedule. the five bus is diverting. the 33 bus is diverting. the three express is diverting at fayette and st. paul because
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of construction. now back to tony pann. good morning. >> so far things are pretty quiet around baltimore. we expect some rain to be moving in within the next 30 minutes or 45 minutes. it looks like a couple of sprinkles in howard county back up to frederick. most of it is down around d.c. and near frostburg. it is all moving eastward. it will rain into this afternoon so take an umbrella with you. this is all part of a complex storm system that will work its way through here over the next couple of days. the first batch of rain will move through today. more will move through tomorrow. this is the same front that has been bugging us for the last couple of days.
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it stalled to our south and now we have waves of energy. one will come through today and another one most likely tomorrow. los 60's today. in the northern suburbs, you might not get out of the 50's. 57 in rock hall. we could sneak into the low to mid 60's, way below average. the steadiest rain will move in this afternoon. cloudy and cool. average high temperature around 64. rain showers tonight. temperatures dropping back into the 50's. during the day tomorrow, the second part of the system moves through. that should be it. we should clear out by the middle of the week. we will see rain tomorrow. there could be a rumble of thunder on tuesday. temperatures in the low 60's.
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we will get closer to the average high temperature of 74 later in the week. thursday and friday, upper 70's. there could be a couple of scattered thunderstorms over the weekend. temperatures in the upper 70's over the weekend. >> in the consumer alert, ground beef in school lunchrooms will be safer this year. schools must comply with stricter standards. beef will be tested for contamination more often. the for beef goes to a processing plant. users will have to pay for a dose the next year. the website plans to charge for access for its articles starting
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in january. if you are looking for an excuse to celebrate, we have one for you. today is the fifth anniversary of the first video up loaded to youtube. there seems to be some confusion. people are still celebrating the site that has created a viral videos. stan is having a party. >> and everybody is invited to mindy's house. jane king joins us now with a look at the business news. happy monday to you, jane. >> we are looking a bit lower for the start of things this morning. stocks in asia it down the most in six years. we have been talking about this
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story for months. same concerns hitting stocks on friday. caused stocks to fall back on friday. greece may take some foreign in vestment banks to cord. consolation energy getting some big competition. hyperion is developing a nuclear reactor. it is the size of a refrigerator. it could power base factory or a small town. personal computers keep on getting smaller and more powerful. summer gas prices may have peaked. fuel efficiency is the name of the game. the new fiesta will get 40 miles per gallon on the highway. almost 30 in the city.
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the fuel will shut off if you are being heavy on the break. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 5:22. coming up, we will get another look at your morning commute. >> a popular trauma gets the ax -- a popular drama gets the ax. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. do you find yourself texting more than talking on your cell phone? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> and the seat introduces its new fall lineup today. >> advertisers will get a sneak
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preview of these shows. >> lots of new faces in prime time this fall. seven new series including a new show about an american managing a call center in india. >> it is a look at our own culture through the prism of india. >> also knew will be a romantic ite."y "love byt >> i will be fine. >> romance mixes with action in "the under covers." >> it is great people to watch and great locations. it is a fun ride. >> u.s. marshals are the focus of a new monday drama from jerry
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broruckheimer. tries toter expose a massive cover-up. >> this has the opportunity of truly breaking through. >> jimmy smits returns in "outlaw." he plays a retired supreme court justice. there will be a new show in los angeles even though the original "law and order" is canceled after 20 seasons. >> our conversation is not over to give it a proper sendoff. >> the same goes for "heroes," which also has been canceled. >> fans of "chuck" were worried
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the show might be on the cancellation list but the show has been picked up. [unintelligible] 5:27. >> the puppy is beaten to death on a city golf course. i will have details. >> it did not stop the oil spill but it has slowed it a bit. government officials are grilled on capitol hill. >> right now things are dry but we do expect rain to move in. >> progress to report on the accident on westbound 50.
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